Velum Break – Cloaca - Analogical Force
Five tracks that are nothing if not epic and subtly obscure, Pervert's Analogical Force imprint presses on with its busy and varied release schedule to offer this futuristic-yet-organic selection of broken dancefloor weirds. With high end tones and melodies seemingly plucked from science fiction, and the low frequencies and drum beats owing more to live drum 'n' bass, stoner breaks and Big Beat, it's certainly an unlikely meeting of minds.
But it also works, very well indeed. Opening with 'Upstuck', a rolling, snare topped but doomy workout that shares more than a little in common with Elektro Guzzi, things get stranger, stickier and more complex from there. 'Zone Hands' could well be labelled progressive broken electro, 'Darling Take Hold Of Me' is a veritable IDM assault with a topping of rave, while the title track opts for mechanical funk percussion and steely effects.